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Turn Towards The Lord Again!

Solomon’s Temple was much larger than the Tabernacle of Moses, in part because it was also intended to be a house of prayer for all nations, the Gentiles.   As a matter of fact, Gentiles helped build the Temple. When Solomon … Read More

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The fever virus spreads! Another bishop attacks ‘ad orientem’ worship.

Bishops.  Waiting to see what the other guys do.   Then, boldly leaping into action! And getting it wrong.  Again. The Bishop of Erie Pennsylvania is not to be confused with his predecessor, the Erie Bishop of Pennsylvania, Donald Trautman.  Although, … Read More

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A look at the Letter purporting to forbid “ad orientem” worship in the Diocese of Venice

I received a copy of the letter which Bp. Dewane sent to his priests in which he attempts to forbid ad orientem celebration of Holy Mass according to the Novus Ordo. This is a steaming mess.  There many things wrong … Read More

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The war on Mass “ad orientem”.

And so it begins. This just in from a reader… My bishop (Venice in Florida) has just (via a letter to his priests) forbidden the use of ad orientem in any Novus Ordo Masses with a congregation. He asserts that … Read More

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Cupich’s war on Catholics continues: a Chicago pastor speaks up – UPDATED with tweet from Bp. Strickland @Bishopoftyler

UPDATE 17 Jan 2022: The thugs got busy. UPDATE 16 Jan 2022: God bless Bp. Strickland. This brave priest goes to the heart of the issue. “Do we go the way of Jesus Christ or do we accommodate and compromise … Read More

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“Do you really think you should be doing that?” Regarding the St. Peter’s Suppression. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Robert Royal has written eloquently about the cruel and blinkered Saint Peter’s Suppression (SPS) at The Catholic Thing. An excerpt: [I]t reflects yet another instance of the Church – or at least some high-placed officials in the Vatican – reducing … Read More

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Card. Sarah interviewed: some choice moments

Also at the National Catholic Register (that’s the Catholic paper, not to be confused with the National Schismatic Reporter aka Fishwrap) you will find an English translation of the interview with Robert Card. Sarah with Il Foglio. I urge you … Read More

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ASK FATHER: At Mass ‘ad orientem’ why doesn’t the priest turn around for the Preface dialogue?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I recently attended my first ad orientem mass. It was an English Novus Ordo mass. One of the reasons given for the ad orientem orientation is that it better draws the distinction between the dialogues where … Read More

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A priest learns the Traditional Latin Mass during COVID-1984

In contrast to the pure stupid coming up in COVID-1984 time, there are bright spots. I was directed to a blog post by a priest, Fr. Joseph Faulkner of St. Wenceslaus in (I love this name) Wahoo, Nebraska.  I have … Read More

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100th Birthday of St. John Paul II. Wherein Fr. Z muses and reminisces.

Today is the 100th Birthday of the late Pope St. John Paul II. Recently Pope Benedict XVI wrote a letter to the Church of Poland in honor of this anniversary. In the letter he seemed to have argued in favor … Read More

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@BoiseBishop goes to the liturgical zoo. Attempts to forbid “ad orientem” worship, kneeling for Communion, etc.

I am at a point where I can react now, in a measured way, to the astonishing chutzpah of Bp. Peter Christensen of the Diocese of Boise since 2014.  Some time back he told priests of that diocese that they … Read More

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“Ad orientem” worship: help against clericalism

“[A] common turning to the east during the Eucharistic Prayer remains essential. This is not a case of something accidental, but of what is essential. Looking at the priest has no importance. What matters is looking together at the Lord. … Read More

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More on liberal liturgists’ attacks on “ad orientem” worship, bishops and priests who support it

Yesterday, I commented on the smarmy piece at Fishwrap against ad orientem worship and against Bp. Morlino and Bp. Wall. “An another thing!”, as the saying goes. Consider this. If your life is centered on Christ, you would more than likely … Read More

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Fishwrap attacks “ad orientem” worship and the strong trends they fear

Each day I get up, and after prayers, say within myself, “What fresh and stupid hell awaits me today?” The Fishwrap often answers that question, as it did this morning. Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) has targeted Bp. James Wall … Read More

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GREAT NEWS! Bp. Wall of @DioceseofGallup will celebrate Sundays ‘ad orientem’

I don’t know about you, but I needed some good news. Here’s some good news. His Excellency Most Rev. James S. Wall, Bishop of Gallup, on 22 July, Feast of St. Mary Magdalene, issued a letter to the people of … Read More

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Thoughts about ‘ad orientem’ worship and priests being bullied

The rubrics of the Novus Ordo Missale Romanum and the tradition of many centuries have the priest at the altar facing liturgical East.  That is to say, as he celebrates Holy Mass with a congregation present, there are moments when … Read More

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A priest’s thought after going ‘ad orientem’

From an old friend of mine in my native place, Fr Tom Dufner, a great priest.   We’ve been doing ad orientem at daily Mass on and off for a few months. We’ve put several articles in the bulletin to prepare the … Read More

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Card. Sarah on kneeling before the Eucharist, Communion in the hand

The other day I visited the chapel of an important Marian apparition.  There were many pilgrims including groups of young people.  A worker nun breezily made a sort of bow to the Blessed Sacrament as she passed before the tabernacle. … Read More

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“Do you remember a time when…”

At The Catholic Thing, Anthony Esolen has again posted a clear-eyed piece about effeminacy in the Church.  Here’s a foray into his piece: Vesting in Lavender Do you remember a time, readers, when you could spend a whole day, actually … Read More

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Communion in the hand. Wherein Fr. Z rants and provokes.

Not long ago, Robert Card. Sarah penned a preface for a recent book (HERE) about Communion in the hand.  The Cardinal Prefect of the CDW argues that various forces and practices have diminished faith in the Eucharist.  Some of those … Read More

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